Classical Ballet Specialist Auditioning Training- Dance Vacation Program.

Frederic Jahn Comprehensive CV


Frederic Jahn (Werner)

Date of Birth: 26 July 1949
Place of Birth: Monte Carlo, Monaco
Nationality: Monégasque
Status: Married

Education: Indonesia and New Zealand

2008 Engagements:

English National Ballet: Guest Teacher January 7th to January 21st.

Previous Engagements:

1999 – 2001: Teatro alla Scala, Milan, Italy

Principal Ballet Master and Organizer of the Ballet Company in collaboration with Patricia Ruanne, (ex Royal Ballet and the London Festival Ballet Principal Dancer and Ballet Mistress of the Paris Opèra.)




Dance Specialist.







Frederic Jahn.





Carmina Burana. With The Royal New Zealand Ballet.




Tyb Lang

Tybalt. in Nureyev's 'Romeo and Juliet. Photo Crickmay.







Nureyev and Jahn in rehearsals, London



Sir Robert Moi

The Suitor in Ashton's 'Cinderella,' with Sir Robert Helpmann, with The Australian Ballet.

During this time at
La Scala, Milan, was responsible for the following repertoire:

Dance Masters Temp de poison

Don Quixote and Swan Lake, Rudolf Nureyev
Romeo and Juliet, Kenneth MacMillan
Ondine, Frederic Ashton
The Nutcracker, Ronald Hynd
The Great Gatsby, André Prokovsky
Giselle, Patricia Ruanne
Four Last Songs, Ben Stevenson
Three Preludes, Ben Stevenson
Serenade, George Balanchine
Four Temperaments, George Balanchine
Prodigal Son, George Balanchine
Carmen, Roland Petit
Etudes, Harold Lander
Giselle, Matz Ek

1998: Staged Nureyev’s Cinderella, La Scala Milan.

1993 -1995: Paris Opèra Ballet, Paris, France: Assistant Ballet Master and Guest Teacher

1992, 1995, 1998, 2001, 2005 Staged Nureyev’s Romeo and Juliet.

During his tenure at the Paris Opera: he was also responsible for the following repertoire:

Giselle, Mats Ek. Moves, Jerome Robbins.
Petroushka, Serge Golovine. Prodigal Son, George Balanchine.
Temptations of the Moon, Martha Grahame. Parade, Leonide Massine.
The Nutcracker, John Neumeier. The Park, Angelin Preljocaj.
Romeo and Juliet, Rudolf Nureyev.

1990 – 1993: Balletto di Toscana, Florence, Italy:
Ballet Master, Teacher & Coach; responsible for all the repertoire

1988 – 1989: Teatro Communale, Florence, Italy:
Ballet Master, Teacher & Coach; responsible for all the repertoire
Staged Nureyev’s Don Quixote

1989 – 1990: National Ballet, Istanbul, Turkey:
Principal Ballet Master; responsible for all the repertoire

1988 – 2008: Guest Teacher with the following Companies:
Teatro San Carlo, Naples. Teatro Reggio, Turin, Italy
Teatro Filarmonica, Verona. Renato Greco, Rome, Italy
Pro Dansa, Havana, Cuba. English National Ballet. London

Guest Teacher with the following Schools:

England: Central Ballet School, London
Guadeloupe: AIDA Ecole de Danse;

Frederic Jahn created the role of Tybalt in the world premiere of Rudolf Nureyev’s Romeo and Juliet at the Coliseum Theatre, London in June 1977.

He is now currently responsible for the entire production worldwide.

Responsibilities assumed:

Regulating and rehearsing classical and contemporary ballets with all levels of dancers.

Personal coaching and preparation of dancers for roles of great difficulty, for both debutants and established principals. Specifically, to ease technical stress, assist their comprehension of the dramatic and musical requirements of the role, and to facilitate the collaboration between male and female artistes in their partnering skills.

Stagecraft: Dramatic interpretation, Make up, Lighting, Costuming, Musicality.

Planning and Coordination: Rehearsals, Performances, and Casting.


Choreographers collaborated with:


Frederic Ashton, George Balanchine, John Butler, Geoffrey Cauley, John Clifford, John Cranko, Anton Dolin, Mats Ek, Serge Golovine, Robert Helpmann, Ronald Hynd, Leonide Massine, Fabrizio Monteverdi, Barry Moreland, Vincent Nebrada, John Neumeier, Robert North, Rudolf Nureyev, Eugène Polyakov, Angelin Prejlocaj, André Prokovsky, Alfred Rodrigues, Jerome Robbins, Virginio Sieni, Ben Stevenson, Glen Tetley, Anthony Tudor, Rudy van Dantzig, Mischa van Hoecke, Hans van Manen.


Productions taught and staged:


1998 Don Quixote, Nureyev, Teatro Communale, Florence, Italy
1992 Romeo and Juliet, Nureyev, Paris Opera, Paris, France
1995 Romeo and Juliet, Nureyev, Paris Opera, Paris, France
1996 Romeo and Juliet, Nureyev, English National Ballet, London, UK
1998 Cinderella, Nureyev, Teatro alla Scala, Milan, Italy
2001 Romeo and Juliet, Nureyev, Paris Opera, Paris, France
2002 Romeo and Juliet, Nureyev, English National Ballet, London, UK
2004 Romeo and Juliet, Nureyev, English National Ballet, London, UK
2005 Romeo and Juliet, Nureyev, Paris Opera, Paris, France
2006 Romeo and Juliet, Nureyev, English National Ballet, Athens, Greece


Career History:


1963-1965 Student: Academy Ludwig Werner, Dunedin, New Zealand
1965-1967 Corps de Ballet: Royal New Zealand Ballet, Wellington, New Zealand
1967-1968 Soloist: Queensland Ballet, Queensland, Australia
1968-1973 Corps de Ballet/Soloist, Australian Ballet, Melbourne, Australia
1973-1974 Soloist: Bayrischer Staatsoper, Munich, Germany
1974-1975 Soloist: Het National Ballet, Amsterdam, Holland
1975-1976 Principal: Scottish Ballet, Glasgow, Scotland
1976-1984 Principal: *London Festival Ballet, London, *now The English National Ballet

1984 Frederic Jahn retired from the stage and studied Architecture, Design and Carpentry, acquiring a London Diploma from the City & Guilds.

1996 He was accorded the French Diplome d’Etat as Professor of Dance.

1988 Returned to the Art of Dance at the Teatro Communale in Florence; the Balletto di Toscana, the Paris Opera, and La Scala Milan.

Languages: English, Dutch, French, German and Italian.

Knowledge of: Architecture and Design, Construction and Carpentry, Computers,
Music Keyboard Systems.

Interests: Sailing, clay shooting, international cuisine, gardening, photography and woodworking.



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